• James Hewlett

Roughly Sleeping or Sleeping Rough

I had a rough nights sleep last night. It was weird, I’ve been sleeping soundly for ages now.

I don’t even really know what was up. I was just stuck in a bit of a feedback loop and it kept me up and then woke me a few times throughout the night.

I may have been due to having been catching up and listening to a friend who’s going through a really rough spot at the moment. I’m more than happy to be there for him to talk through his stuff but it’s possible it left me feeling a bit crappy and flared up some insecurities that very rarely manifest.

There’s just as good a chance that was nothing to do with it and I was just having a crap nights sleep though!

It’s important to be able to recognise those things when they crop up though. I’ve felt fine today, other than being a bit tired maybe, and I think the biggest part of that is having the ability to look at it and think to myself, “Well that was just some silly thoughts about nothing in particular and because you were tired you got stuck in a loop. You’re alright now though.”

It’s not that easy for a lot of people and a feedback loop can last for days, or even longer, so I count myself very lucky to be able to break out of it quickly.

I’m also super lucky that there are a few people in my life who can see when I’m maybe not quite right and just check to see if there’s anything they can do to help... maybe more on that tomorrow though!

#sleep #health #stuckinmyhead #mentalhealth #feedbackloop #anxiety #selfreflection


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